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President Trump abruptly ended spending talks Wednesday after congressional Democrats rejected his demand for a $5.7 billion border wall. A partial government shutdown stretched into its 19th day.
Researchers found higher rates of bullying and certain teasing in areas where voters favored Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
Americans consumed almost 37 pounds per capita in 2017, but that wasn’t enough to reduce the country’s 1.4 billion-pound cheese surplus. The stockpile of cheese started to build several years ago.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state medical board is reviewing six additional conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana use in Ohio, including autism and chronic anxiety. Cannabis products are becoming available in Ohio dispensaries over the next few months following delays in rolling out the program last year. Patients need a physician’s recommendation… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky lawmakers have unveiled a school-safety measure, nearly a year after two students died in a school shooting at a high school in the state. The measure calls for hiring a state school security marshal. The bill’s sponsors say the goal is to instill greater accountability for school safety. The measure… Read More
Will peace, love and music be back? One of the original organizers of the iconic 1969 event is putting together a new three-day festival, which will take place in August in upstate New York.
A major credit rating agency is warning that a prolonged government shutdown could mean that it will reconsider the nation’s AAA rating. That could lead to higher borrowing costs.
On Saturday, January 12, the Athens Community Music School will commemorate 40 years of serving the community with a gala taking place in Ohio University’s School of Music Recital Hall in Glidden Hall (3 Health Center Drive, Athens) starting at 7 p.m. The event will feature performances by a number of the school’s master teachers,… Read More
Congressional Democrats want to protect health coverage and protections of the Affordable Care Act. With the Senate in Republican hands, House Democrats will hold hearings and may turn to the courts.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has been on shaky political ground for months, but there is no specific plan for his departure. William Barr’s confirmation hearing is next week.
ATHENS (WOUB) — An 3.5-percent increase in tuition at all Ohio University campuses will be discussed at the next Board of Trustees meeting, along with housing and culinary services increases. The full board is set to meet January 18 on the Athens campus of OU, but committee meetings are also happening the day before. In… Read More
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana, including a Republican state senator who said he “smoked a joint” when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago. Republican state Sen. Dan Seum said he was given a bottle of OxyContin seven years ago when… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Officials from a small, public university in Ohio argue a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit by a professor who was rebuked for not addressing a transgender student using the student’s preferred gender terms. In a court filing this week, lawyers for Shawnee State University officials contend the language in question… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state medical board is reviewing petitions asking that opioid addiction, autism, depression and other conditions be treated with medical marijuana use in Ohio. Cannabis products are becoming available in Ohio dispensaries over the next few months following delays in rolling out the program last year. Patients need a physician’s recommendation… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s elections chief says more than 275,000 inactive voters in the state are about to get their final opportunity to keep from dropping off the rolls. Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said Wednesday that’s the total number of so-called “last chance mailings” going out from county election boards as part… Read More
Fast-paced offense and full-court trap defense that forced turnovers was the recipe for success tonight for the Meigs Marauders (5-7, 2-3 TVC-Ohio) as they welcomed in the Nelsonville-York Buckeyes. Weston Baer caught fire early in the first quarter from 3-point land but it was the full court, suffocating defense that caused mistakes all night and… Read More
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE The Swamp Premieres Tuesday, January 15, 2019 on PBS A Story of Greed, Hubris and Destruction, The Swamp Chronicles the History of Florida’s Everglades, the Deadly Quest to Conquer It, and the Ensuing Drive to Save It The Swamp tells the dramatic story of humanity’s attempts to conquer the Florida Everglades, one of… Read More
Trump has said he won’t sign any bill to reopen the government unless Congress acquiesces to his request for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall — something Democrats have staunchly opposed.